Welcome to Bottle Tree Plantations
Authorised Propagators APQWO/0002/002868
We Specialise in the propagation, transplanting,
marketing and distribution of Australian Bottle
Trees (Brachychiton rupestris) and other
Brachychiton family members. Bottle Trees
are one of the most dignified of all Australian
Native Trees. There are many photos on
this site for your benefits that may take a few
moments to download. The pictures really
show the uniqueness, the versatility and
individuality of Bottle Trees.
We urge you to view the pictures of each page of
this site and marvel at all the different shapes
and sizes that display the uniqueness of bottle trees.
The pictures do all the talking.
am Doug Sowerbutts, the founder of Bottle Tree
Plantations, my interest in Bottle Trees goes
back to the early 90's when I use to travel to a
property at Murgon in SE Queensland for a
Christmas break and always marvelled at the
sheer elegance and beauty of these magnificent
trees in their natural habitat. My brother Ted
and i grew a few trees in pots from seeds I
collected at Murgon and later went on to grow
the trees in larger quantities at Helidon, an
hour west of Brisbane.
We offer expert advice on all aspects on Bottle
Tree growing, care, landscape design,
transplantation and export. Please
The smaller bottle tree (left, right
and bottom left) was propagated from seed and
transplanted in May 2007 at the Botanical Gardens Sydney for literally
thousands of people to see and enjoy over many generations.
A Supreme Feature Tree.
This beautiful Bottle Tree
(right) was saved and
transplanted from a mine site in
Queensland to this spectacular
location in the Sydney Botanic
Gardens - November 2007
clear plastic guard around the
tree is to protect it from
Possums climbing the tree to eat
all the foliage.)
BRIEF BOTTLE TREE POINTS
Bottle Trees are the perfect feature tree
for today's suburban block or acreage.
Are a Queensland native
Grow to 4 to 7 metres maximum height in
Fast growth rates are being achieved.
Are very clean trees
Do not rob moisture in a lawn or garden bed
Are easily pruned - roots and canopy
Make stunning pot plants.
Are easily re-located for mature trees
Freecall-1800 201 567
Prices vary from $15.00 - $800.00 each plus
gst and freight.
Delivery to most places can be arranged and
Our plantation is located at
Helidon, (near Toowoomba)
Bottle Tree Care
We are always happy to answer any queries
you have with growing and caring for Bottle Trees
Trees in a variety of locations
Out This Wonderful
Children's Story Book
The Adventures of the
Bottle Tree Family
The Bottle Tree
family that lived on the hill
were bored with their current,
lifestyle. Their life was
monotonous and flat. They were
tired of withstanding the
elements that nature blew at
them. They wanted to know more
and they wanted to experience
life fully - to walk and talk,
to see new places and to create
their desires and express their
feelings. Little Benny Bottle
Tree, the stunted Bonsai boy,
was the pioneer of creating new
potentials from his imagination.
He imagined every potential that
he desired to experience was
like a soap bubble… He felt it
deep within his heart, where he
went beyond wishing, where he
imagined that his idea, was
real…and one day it came to be.
After his first
adventure of discovering the
amazing beauty beyond Sapphire
Mountain and meeting new animal
friends, Benny went back home to
share his adventures with his
family. Soon Bert, Betty, Bella
and Billy Bottle Tree went their
own separate ways to discover a
new world outside their mundane
stationary lifestyle. What
creative desires did each one
choose to experience? Where did
they go and what animal friends
did they meet? After their
individual adventures, the
Bottle Tree family returned
home, to Kangaroo Tail Creek, to
share their discoveries around a
camp fire. Whether they could
‘show and tell’ their
discoveries or just ‘tell’ about
their adventures, the Bottle
Tree Family realised that
experience is a wonderful
teacher. And that is what the
Bottle Tree Family had done, to
experience life together in
their majestic land.
The Adventures of
the Bottle Tree family is a
glorious illustrated storybook,
with a fun glossary of all the
animals, birds and wildflowers,
set in the Australian
Click Here to Purchase this
Delightful Story Book
BOTTLE TREE PHOTO PRINTS
We are pleased to offer you beautiful photograph
Posters of Bottle Trees found in there
natural environment of mid to southern
Queensland Australia. These photographs capture
the real uniqueness, the individuality,
wonderment and sheer beauty of this native
Australian icon. Please click here for
Bottle Tree Print
Bottle Trees make a wonderful feature in a
rockery above, as well as footpath features.
Older Bottle Trees 50+ years provides good
shade and photo opportunities.
bottle shaped trees add beauty to any
Recently planted trees in public places.
From the beauty
of the bush to the beauty in the streets
trees may be available from time to time.
Contact us any time to check availability.
Bottle Tree Plantations
PO Box 2867,
Toowoomba. Qld. 4350 Australia.
Phone: free call land-line only 1800 201 567
0412 222 535